Mercedes Lackey is a full-time writer and has published numerous novels and works of short fiction, including the best-selling Heralds Of Valdemar series. She is also a professional lyricist and a licensed wild bird rehabilitator. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, artist Larry Dixon, and their flock of parrots. She can be found at mercedeslackey.com.
Praise for the Collegium Chronicles:
"Returning to her beloved Valdemar universe, Lackey opens her
new series at a pivotal time in the history of Valdemar, when the
education of Heralds is changing and dangers from other lands are
felt in the court and on the training field. Series fans will enjoy
the variations on a familiar theme, while enough information is
presented for first-timers to discover a world of high adventure
and individual courage. Highly recommended." --Library
Journal "A real page-turner.... Outstanding characters,
especially Mags, will greatly please Valdemar fans."
--Booklist "An enjoyable and pleasant read.... Mags
is an appealing protagonist facing challenges (and successes) with
which readers will empathize." --RT Book Reviews "Top Pick!
... A wonderful amalgam of fantasy and character study."
--Night Owl Reviews